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Blooming Borders!

SRUC Oatridge Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen recently helped to judge gardens for “Peebles In Bloom 2021” along with Dawyck Botanic Garden  Assistant Curator Thomas Gifford.          ...

Getting it done at Moredun!

Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen’s National Certificate in Horticulture and Garden Design students from Oatridge Campus recently completed a longrunning  interior planting project at Moredun Research Institute. The project first began...

From Shooting Stars to Shooting for the Stars

After a high-flying career as a press photographer – which saw her hanging out of helicopters and climbing church bell towers to get the perfect image – Horticulture student Julie...

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Horticultural Practices at Home

SRUC student Kristyna Andrlova is in her first year of the Garden Design course at the Edinburgh campus. During lockdown, Kristyna has been making use of the spaces available at...

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A Day in the Life of a Garden Design Student

SRUC Edinburgh Garden Design student Kristyna Andrlova shares her day with us. It’s morning! So cold it makes you want to stay in the bed all day. Then I look...

From Guest House to Glass House

Kristyna Andrlova previously worked as a Front Office Manager in the hospitality industry and, although she enjoyed her job, she always wanted to return to education. A love of nature...

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Student Profile – Terence Falla

Terrance Falla studied the NC in Horticulture with Landscape Construction at the SRUC Oatridge Campus. Here he tells us what he enjoyed most about the course and his plans since...

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Student Profile – Will Purdom

Will Purdom from Lowestoft in Suffolk decided to study Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC to broaden his knowledge of the industry. “The reason for studying the course was to further...

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Student Profile – Veronika Svatosova

Veronika from the Czech Republic chose to study Garden Design at Scotland’s Rural College because the course offered the perfect fusion of her two passions – nature and art. “After...

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Student Profile – Kirstyn MacFarlane

Second year Garden Design student Kirstyn MacFarlane is from a tiny village called Tullynessle in Aberdeenshire and is part of the group of students entering a show garden at this...